Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using TV News Archive service.

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Juana Summers
NPR Reporter
CSPAN 06/05/2014
Summers: Top technology companies including Facebook and Google are warning the senate to tread carefully when they look at this issue of NSA surveillance. Let's take a look at this full-page ad. It’s running today in a number of newspapers, including "the Washington Post," "the new york times," and "politico." There these technology companies are pressuring the Senate to rein in surveillance reform after the passing of that House bill. They write that, “We understand that governments have a duty to protect their citizens. But the balance in many countries has tipped too far in favor of the state and away from the rights of the individual. This undermines the freedoms we all cherish and it must change. Over the last year, many of our company's have taken important steps, including further strengthening the security of our services and taking action to increase transparency. But the government needs to do more."
Juana Summers
NPR Reporter
CSPAN 06/05/2014
Summers:"It is in the best interest of the United States to resolve these issues. Confidence in the internet both in the U.S. and internationally, has been badly damaged over the last year. It is time for action. As the Senate takes up this important legislation, we urge you to ensure that surveillance efforts are clearly restricted by law proportionate to the risks, transparent, and subject to independent oversight." That’s an open letter to the United States Senate from leaders of top technology companies.
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